By Graham Scarr

the idea that of tensegrity as a structural layout precept has been round because the heart of the 20th century and is presently seeing a big elevate in curiosity. From early forays right into a new type of sculpture it's now included into structure and the engineering of deployable constructions in house, and is usually attracting the eye of biologists, clinicians and others attracted to useful anatomy and flow. Tensegrity types emulate biology in ways in which have been impossible some time past, and the rules underlying their building supply a extra thorough overview of organic mechanics at each measurement scale. This e-book is a reaction to the commonly asked query, “what is (bio)tensegrity”, and may motivate the reader to take a deeper examine organic constitution and locate their very own methods of using it. it's a standpoint that recognises that every one traditional kinds are the results of interactions among common actual forces and the basic legislation that control them, and that an appreciation of those basic precepts ends up in a greater figuring out of the human physique as a functionally built-in and hierarchical unit.
‘Biotensegrity – the structural foundation of existence’ offers a close and total photograph of tensegrity/biotensegrity and brings every little thing jointly for the 1st time, from its discovery and simple geometry to its importance to sensible anatomy and biomechanical concept, and is a miles wanted reference; it's a part of the elemental technological know-how that underpins medical reasoning.

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